Amazing start to Eid celebrations at Souq Waqif

July 30, 2014 12:13 pm

Amazing start to Eid celebrations at Souq Waqif

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DOHA:  Hundreds of people  flowed to  the opening ceremony of of Eid Al Fitr celebrations at Souq Waqif yesterday.

The circus show at Al Rayyan Theatre was one of the highlighters. Children and adults trooped to the Entertainment Tent in which dozens of games for children of all ages and other entertainment activities are available.

The Circus show enthrilled the audience of all age with entertaining acts by clowns, magicians and jugglers as well as thrilling performances by monocyclists, Russian bar performers and other acrobats. The performance of acrobats and magicians,who are from Ukraine, were also praiseworthy.

Among other acts adults and children enjoyed at the circus was a show by trained cats and dogs, displaying  amazing tricks.

The show will be presented twice for the next four days. The first show starts at 5pm and the second at 8pm. Tickets are priced at QR50 for general admission and QR100 for VIP seating.

The tent on Al Ahmad field in front of Gold Souq also provides bouncy castles, maze, hoppers, moving train, balloon sculpture and face painting. Entry fee is QR20. Twenty-five redemption games can be found inside the tent where children can play and win prizes. People can also have their pictures taken at a photo booth complete with props with Souq Waqif as the backdrop.

A candy man entertains visitors at the tent, showcasing skills in sculpting candies into shapes such as flowers, birds and animals.

Visitors also took photos with stilt walkers wearing colourful costumes roaming around the tent. The tent is open until Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.

Activities at Souq Waqif are  part of ‘Eid in Qatar’ events organised under Qatar Tourism Authority.

 

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